Senior KAMCO reps participate in panel discussions
KUWAIT: KAMCO Investment Company, a leading investment firm with one of the largest AUMs in the region, joined the Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) Gulf Debt Capital Market Summit held in Dubai, UAE as a platinum sponsor. Senior representatives from KAMCO participated in the exclusive, invite-only event as guest speakers and participated in the panel discussions.
The Gulf Debt Capital Market Summit gathered numerous industry experts, investors, market regulators and government officials to debate and discuss various topics related to enhancing and supporting the region’s fixed income markets. The agenda included three panel discussions on the latest updates and developments in the financial markets, as well as key speeches delivered by distinguished guests, amongst them, KAMCO’s CEO, Faisal M Sarkhou, who gave a memorable opening speech at the summit. The audience also had an opportunity to ask the panelists questions and discuss certain topics, in addition to a scheduled networking session.
Faisal M Sarkhou, Chief Executive Officer of KAMCO, said, “Our ongoing sponsorship and strategic partnership with GBSA is a testament to our commitment to support and grow the fixed income markets in Kuwait and throughout the region. In line with our vision to become the leading asset management and investment banking firm in the region, KAMCO strongly supports such informative events that help educate the investment community and shed light on key developments in the region through expert views and opinions. I would like to commend GBSA for organizing this important and successful event that touched on vital topics and recent trends in the regional debt capital markets. I would also like to thank all those that participated in this initiative and have played a role in enhancing the regional investment community.”
Sarkhou delivered the opening speech at the summit, in which he discussed the overall development of the fixed income market in the GCC and the region. Throughout his address, he elaborated on the region’s fixed income investments, risk-reward dynamic, and the outlook for the GCC debt capital markets.
Senior Executive Officer of KAMCO DIFC, Anwar Sbaitan, also participated in the summit by moderating the third panel discussion on ‘The Outlook for Gulf Credits and Funding’. Panelists in the session included Standard Chartered Bank Director of High Yield Product Group, Amit Ramchandani, Arqam Capital Head of Fixed Income Asset Management, Abdul Kadir Hussain, Majid Al-Futtaim Holding Head of Treasury Front Office, Nikolaos Passaris, and Emirates NBD Asset Management Director of Fixed Income, Parth Kikani.
Other topics covered in the remaining panel discussions included ‘Regulators Panel’, a discussion lead by senior regulators on how technology can help regulate and supervise financial products, and ‘What are the Innovations and Trends that will shape the Middle Eat Bond and Sukuk Markets through 2020?’.